Clayton Green Library to host Canadian indie band

Monday, March 19, 2018

A Lancashire library will host a professional live folk music performance in May.

Canadian group West My Friend will be performing at Clayton Green Library on Thursday 3 May at 7pm.

Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, the acclaimed group is already considered to be part of a new generation of grassroots folk music.

The music of the classically–trained quartet features vocals with arrangements of guitar, mandolin and accordion, influenced by jazz, classical, folk and pop music.

The performance has been organised by the rural touring scheme, Spot On with the support of library staff.

County Councillor Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: "We've been working with Spot On for many years bringing professional music, theatre and dance performances to village halls and libraries across Lancashire.

"By working with Spot On, we are able to promote professional events and encourage new people to enjoy cultural activities near to where they live.

"West My Friend are an inventive and imaginative group from an exciting music scene on Canada's west coast. Their influences range from classical to traditional and their music is in a very popular indie-folk style. I'm a musician myself and really appreciate the talent of this young group. I am personally delighted to welcome them and this should make a very enjoyable evening."

Spot On and Cheshire Rural Touring Arts were awarded more than £203,000 by Arts Council England over three years to deliver the project across Lancashire and Cheshire. Lancashire received 74% of this funding.

This project builds on 20 years of work by Spot On and Cheshire Rural Touring Arts (CRTA), working across rural areas to host high quality arts events where the numbers of people enjoying arts and culture are low.

Tickets cost £8. For more information about the performances, or to book tickets, please either call in at the library, email or book online at (booking fee will apply). Alternatively phone 0300 123 6703.

More information about Spot On is available by contacting Sue Robinson on 01254 660360 or emailing

The full programme is available at


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